Max Martinez

Architectural & urban planner

+44 20 7400 1320


Max Martinez is an architect and urban planner with a specialism in the design of complex buildings and urban areas. Trained in Mexico, he joined Space Syntax in 1997, becoming a Director in 2017. In 2022 he relocated from London to Auckland where he leads consulting projects across the region.

Max has over 20 years of international design experience. He leads interdisciplinary projects from the creation of design briefs to the strategic design of buildings and urban areas.

His particular interest is to provide design solutions that optimise available spatial resources. Through a collaborative approach, he brings his extensive project experience into the design process by helping partners and clients reduce the inherent risks of design and development.

Max has a proven record of successfully delivering complex masterplanning and building projects requiring in-depth spatial analysis, design innovation and complex stakeholder negotiations. His recent projects include 22 Bishopsgate and 1 Undershaft, two key developments in the City of London and the development of Regeneration Development Frameworks for Glasgow City Centre.

His work in the cultural and education sector includes the development of a visitor circulation strategy for Natural History Museum in London and the Festival Wing Masterplan in London’s South Bank.

Max is a member of Space Syntax’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.


2005  Honorary Research Fellow, The Bartlett, University College London.


1996  Housing Diploma UNAM, Mexico

1994  BArch (Distinction) Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.